Elizabeth Tibaduiza is a research public health analyst in RTI’s Youth, Violence Prevention, and Community Justice Program with more than 10 years of experience conducting research and evaluation of initiatives and programs focused broadly on addressing social determinants of health and criminal justice reform. Her current projects include research on pretrial reform, an evaluation of Project Safe Neighborhoods, an evaluation of projects providing services to domestic victims of human trafficking, and an evaluation of projects providing services to boys and men of color who are survivors of violence.
Ms. Tibaduiza’s primary research areas include homelessness reduction and prevention, behavioral health services, victim services, violence prevention, community-police relations, and pretrial practices. She has primarily worked on projects funded by the National Institute of Justice and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Ms. Tibaduiza is an expert in managing complex, multi-site evaluations and conducting process and outcome evaluations involving quantitative and qualitative data collection across modalities. Ms. Tibaduiza is also experienced in trauma-informed data collection with vulnerable populations and is committed to conducting research that is culturally responsive and incorporates community engagement. She is a member of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee for RTI’s Improving the Human Condition research unit.